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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Transporter- CMH Medical Imaging Admin



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Job Description

This position is responsible for the safe transportation of patients, specimens, supplies, medication, film, records, equipment and miscellaneous items.

Basic Life Support (BLS) within 3 months.

  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Basic reading, writing, oral English skillsAccountabilityMulticultural sensitivityCustomer/patient focusedBasic computer knowledgeCritical thinking skills using independentJudgement in making decisionsAbility to respond appropriately to customer/co-workerInteraction with a wide variety of peopleMaintain confidential informationAbility to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal informationAbility to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor

  • Performs transportation duties in an independent manner with little or no direct supervision.* Safely transports patients and any supplies/items as directed evaluating patient's transportation needs and requests additional help if needed before moving patients* Understands and complies with current National Patient Safety Goals* Understands correct patient identifiers* Follows proper hand sanitizing procedures when entering and exiting patient rooms* Uses proper lifting techniques when moving the patient* Uses proper BSI technique when handling and transporting specimens/medications* Accepts direction from nursing staff for patient care guidance* Utilizes appropriate process to notify floor staff when taking a patient off the floor* Understands the process for Lab Courier: delivering blood and specimens
  • Performs department maintenance duties to ensure a clean, efficient department.* Maintains equipment and ensures patient transportation equipment is in proper working order and properly tags and reports defective equipment* Stores transportation equipment in designated areas when not in use* Maintains neat patient environment and handles linen appropriately* Participates in assigned maintenance tasks such as: cleaning transportation equipment and filling portable O2 tank
  • Uses time, supplies and other resources productively to promote responsive and cost-effective care.* Completes care while conserving resources preventing waste of supplies* Completes work within assigned shift* Uses time effectively in locating wheelchairs and stretchers* Overtime used only as requested by Manager or lead staff* Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize work with changes as directed
  • Performs support functions of the medical imaging and treatment services departments to ensure patient expectations and needs are met.* Maintains and coordinates patient flow to ensure efficient and expedient patient care* Maintains and ensures a safe environment for patients and personnel following all infection control policies and procedures concerning patient contact, specimen handling and equipment usage* Shows courtesy, effectiveness and discretion when dealing with physicians, guests and other hospital personnel* Demonstrates a practical problem-solving approach to patient moving and handling issues.* Demonstrates skills to promote patient and staff safety through appropriate use of lift equipment.